DAVIDSON FILM CLUB
The Davidson Film Club Screening “Son of Saul”
The Davidson Film Club is screening Son of Saul, winner of the Oscar, Golden Globes, and BAFTA (British Oscars) Best Foreign Language Film awards, as well as four prizes at the Cannes Film Festival, on Saturday, November 17, at the Armour Street Theatre at 7:00 p.m.
“You will never shake this film off, ever, and that is a powerful and enriching thing,” Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun-Times
It has a Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer 96%!
Directed by Lázló Nemes, it is a 2015 Hungarian, with a running time of one hour, 47 minutes. It is in a variety of languages – Hungarian, Yiddish, German, Russian – with English subtitles.
The film will be presented, and discussion led by, Dr. Karl Plank, J. W. Cannon Professor of Religion and Holocaust scholar in the Department of Religious Studies at Davidson College.
Refreshments, including snacks, red and white wine, and bottled water, will be made available by the Film Club.
In this searing drama, an Auschwitz inmate in 1944, tasked with burning the corpses of his own people, discovers the body of his young son and must choose between participating in the clandestine uprising being planned among the prisoners or securing a proper Jewish burial for his child.
With 59 wins and 56 nominations for Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Actress, Best Actor, Best Israeli Feature, and the Audience Award, this is a highly celebrated film.
“Formally riveting, emotionally shattering, and astonishingly confident.” Ethan Gates, The New Republic
“An appalling, overwhelming descent into the heart of the Holocaust.” Soren Anderson, Seattle Times
“Brutal and brilliant, Son of Saul may be the most harrowing film ever made about the Holocaust, which should give you an idea of how hard it is to watch.” Tom Long, Detroit News
“A film to make your blood run cold, Nemes’ first-person account of life, and death, in a concentration camp contains horrors you can’t—and shouldn’t—unsee.” Matt Glasby, Total Film
If you are not a Davidson Film Club member, walk-ins ($9, NC Sales tax included) are always welcome, cash or check. Walk-in students $7.
Reservations may be made in advance at [email protected], with payment at the door—or just walk in!
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Davidson Film Club is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization run by volunteers that only exists to bring you fine international fiction films and engage in stimulating discussion about them.
For more information, you can contact Alan Singerman, President, Davidson Film Club, [email protected], (336) 751-2746